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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: #9 South Carolina gets past Vanderbilt, 17-13


The South Carolina Gamecocks and head coach Steve Spurrier traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to take on a scrappy Vanderbilt team.

The Gamecocks were able to survive due to the fact they received big games from Marcus Lattimore and Connor Shaw.

Marcus Lattimore (courtesy South Carolina athletics)

Lattimore ran for two touchdowns and 110 yards in his first game back after tearing his left ACL, and Shaw rushed for 92 yards while playing the second half with an injured shoulder as South Carolina rallied a 17-13 win over the Commodores on Thursday night.

Shaw bruised his right, throwing shoulder late in the first half and missed the first two series of the third quarter before returning to action.

The junior quarterback down the field for the go-ahead touchdown as Lattimore did the honors on a 1-yard run with 11:25 to go in the game. Shaw is now 9-1 as a starter at QB.

South Carolina, normally a high-yardage passing team, only garnered 67 yards through the air, which is very rare.

Vanderbilt and head coach James Franklin wanted a sellout crowd at Vanderbilt Stadium, which seats 39,773; did pack in 38,393 fans who did their part in the “blackout” by wearing all black. It seemed to give the Commodores a big boost, as they earned three sacks, forced two turnovers and outgained South Carolina 276-272 in total offense.


Info compiled from University of South Carolina and Vanderbilt University news

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: George Lindsey “Goober Pyle” dies at 83 (1928-2012)

George Lindsey (1970 CBS-TV publicity photo by lpdrew via wikipedia commons)

Actor George Lindsey, who played the comical Goober Pyle on the 1960′s TV series The Andy Griffith Show, died on Sunday, he was 83.

According to a press release from the Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home, Lindsey died in Nashville, Tennessee after a brief illness.

Originally, Lindsey was asked to audition for the role of gas station attendant Gomer Pyle on the The Andy Griffith Show, but lost the part to Jim Nabors.

In 1964, with the popularity of Gomer Pyle, the show’s producers created a spin-off show, Gomer Pyle, USMC and his cousin, Goober Pyle to take his place on the The Andy Griffith Show.

So, for the next 7 seasons, four on The Andy Griffith Show and three on the spin-off series, Mayberry R.F.D., Lindsey played the fun-loving gas station attendant.

Lindsey also reprised his role of Goober Pyle on the TV Show, Hee-Haw.

Lindsey was born in Fairfield, Alabama in 1928, was active in theatre in high school, served in the military and worked briefly as a teacher.

His early works on television included roles on The Rifleman, The Twilight Zone and Gunsmoke.

Lindsey, Andy Griffith, now 85 and Nabors, now 81, all remained close over the years, keeping in touch by phone calls.


Info compiled from Radio, TV & Entertainment news reports

Canada shocks USA in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying game, 2-0


(courtesy of Department of Canadian Heritage via wikipedia commons)

Canada’s soccer team shocked the United States 2-0 in Nashville, Tennessee in the Olympic qualifier.

Doneil Henry and Lucas Cavallini each scored to lead the Canadians who earned its first win over the Americans since 1992 in the CONCACAF men’s Olympic qualifying tournament.


Info compiled from USA soccer

Corona leads USA over Cuba in Olympic qualifier


Joe Corona (2011 photo by Hefebreo via wikipedia commons)

Joe Corona scored three goals as the United States beat Cuba 6-0 in the Americans’ opening match of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in Nashville, Tennessee.

Corona is a 21 year-old from San Diego, California who plays for Club Tijuana in the Mexican League.


Info compiled from USA Soccer

Belmont leaving Atlantic Sun for tougher Ohio Valley Conference


(courtesy of Belmont athletics)

The Belmont University Bruins have been the team to beat in the Atlantic Sun Conference which also includes: East Tennessee State, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Mercer, North Florida, South Carolina Upstate and Stetson.

The Bruins have won the conference championship in five of the past seven years, but the school is leaving after this school year.

Starting next year with the 2012-13 school year, Belmont will be competing in the Ohio Valley Conference.

The benchmark school in the OVC has the been the Murray State Racers who have dominated the league recently.

The OVC and the Atlantic Sun have been one-bid leagues and the NCAA has rarely taken two from a mid-major conference.

Belmont was established in 1890, has 6,374 students and located in Nashville, Tennessee. The school has 15 varsity sports, 8 for women, 7 for men.

Their most notable alumni includes: Jimmy Bowen, record producer; Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman; country artist Brad Paisley; TV star Minnie Pearl, born Sarah Cannon; country artist Pam Tillis, Mel Tillis’ daughter; country artist Lee Ann Womack and country artist Trisha Yearwood.


Info compiled from Belmont University news & basketball team media guide

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